Let Freedom Rain II: ‘I mean, whatever’

I like Nenshi but what I like most about him is his candor. His delicious put-down of the flatulent Joan Crockatt is followed by a more polite – but equally forceful – dismissal. “I mean, whatever. Not like backbench MPs have any ability to do anything. She’s very nice, she’s shown up at a lot ...

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. – John Moore questions the much-hyped assertions of a permanent Republican Conservative majority by pointing out that Canadian values haven’t changed at all even as the Harper Cons have tried to use public money to change the channel. And Justin Ling sees the Cons as a product of elections ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Yves Engler thoroughly discusses how the Harper Cons’ foreign policy has included bullying countries around the world into placing the profits Canadian mining interests over the needs of their own citizens – and the effect that action has had on Canada’s reputation: Under Harper all levels of Canadian ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Afternoon Links

This and that for your weekend reading. – Doug Saunders points out that we have a relatively simple choice between seeking to exact revenge on criminal offenders and actually reducing crime: We know exactly why Norway has such lower recidivism numbers. Prisoners, being under constant observation, are very easy to study, and they’ve been studied ...